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Love YA Like Crazy

Welcome to Love YA Like Crazy, where Carrie and Jake rant about young adult books. Beware, there are lots of spoilers and often lots of swearing!

Dec 26, 2017

For this episode, Carrie and Jake discuss Libba Bray's 'Beauty Queens'. Jake also references James Nicoll's review of the book, and Libba Bray's essay in Entertainment Weekly about attempts to make a Beauty Queens movie. Spoilers abound, so we recommend reading the book before listening!

We spend a lot of time reading jokes from the book, such as the names of hit songs from the nonexistent band Boyz Will B Boyz, and also find some points where this 2011 novel is uncomfortably close to 2017's political reality. We meditate on wild women, volcanoes, stuffed lemurs, and how Carrie wishes this book existed when she, herself, was a teen. The book is very fun and good, and we hope you enjoy our discussion of it!

In our next episode, we plan to talk about 'The Dust of 100 Dogs' by A.S. King.

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